Monday 25th September 2017
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Emma Leaven and the Great Banking Racket

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Why I’m saving money for a rainy day

So, I now have it on good authority that Mr Hammond wanted to increase the NI contributions from the self employed AND also put their benefits (sick pay, holiday pay, bereavement leave, mental health days) on an equal footing with those of PAYE workers.  But someone higher up in his party vetoed the whole equality…

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Emma Leaven and the Brexit brainteaser

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Is there really any help for first time buyers?

Getting on the property ladder is a priority for me right now. As I tread the hard road to home ownership, I can’t help but wonder why it’s so difficult now compared with our parents’ generation. According to research by Yorkshire Building Society, one in two people aged 35-40 who are not homeowners think it’s unlikely,…

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What I’ve learned about working from home

I’ve worked from home as a Freelance Writer for nearly a year now and I can honestly say that it’s been great. There have been ups and downs as with any job, but I know that I’m doing something I genuinely love doing and that’s what keeps me motivated. When I first started, there were…

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Emma Leaven and the rebalancing act

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Five financial lessons from Game of Thrones

As Game Of Thrones comes to the end of its seventh series, there are many lessons we can learn from the hit HBO show. I’m not talking about incest (!), I’m talking about money. Beware, there might be some spoilers ahead. “A Lannister always pays his debts.” Team Lannister are always saying this. It’s pretty…

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Millie Chapman

Millie Chapman

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If there’s a bargain to be had anywhere, Emily’s your gal. Theatre, drinks, baking and being treated like a VIP for free, not necessarily in that order.

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

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Runner, tired of London but not life. Waging war on landlords.

Dan Lever

Dan Lever

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Family man from Bolton, guitar teaching exercise enthusiast, due to get married any minute now so watch this space.

Helen Harjak

Helen Harjak

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Would you like to know how to dress like a catwalk model for one millionth of the price? Talk to Helen.

Leanne Franklin

Leanne Franklin

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West Midlands lass trying to get on the housing ladder in the smoothest way possible. Likes drinking wine and dancing.

Michael Taggart

Michael Taggart

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Ex journo turned PR-y type. As likely to be found ranting about trains or his misspent youth as doing anything useful.

Amy Rowe

Amy Rowe

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Ex journo now digital PR person who is okay at running and bad at saving.

Anne Hutchison

Anne Hutchison

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York-based artist. Of the baby boomer gen, loves yoga and hates overpriced travel. Freelancer with a lust for life.

Clare Lawrence

Clare Lawrence

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Clare Lawrence, nicknamed 'Coupon Clare' at college, lives mostly in Cornwall. Proud mum to Gregory, she'll stop at nothing in her quest to save cash!

Jun Merrett

Jun Merrett

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Former financial journo Jun Merrett admits to still finding money matters tough! Join her as she writes her way through it.

Nadia Nadif

Nadia Nadif

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Nadia works as an actress and runs the theatre company Untold Arts. In career quiet times she teaches, temps and babysits.

Rosie Earl

Rosie Earl

Uber-geek and tv addict. Keen writer and professional trainer in the financial sector. Rubbish at maths

Fitness

Get fit: get paid

You know the cliché: new year, new you. Early January sees the gyms filling up, the streets full of pavement pounders, and empty fruit and veg aisles, as we look to shed some of the excesses of the holiday season. But, with nearly a third of us abandoning our New Year’s resolution by the second…

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